Are you ever disappointed when you read a book and then watch the movie? Perhaps the character isn’t portrayed exactly how you had imagined. Or the voice is all wrong.
Well, I love the comic strip Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis. I purchased this strip several years ago after the syndicate rep pitched it to me. (For those not-in-the-know, I purchase and negotiate contracts for all of the newspaper’s features, which includes everything from syndicated columns to comic strips to puzzles.) So, you can imagine how psyched I was when I got an e-mail telling me that Pig and Rat and their pals are now animated.
Seconds later, I was on comics.com checking out the cartoon. I wondered what the Crocs' accents would sound like. If Pig's voice would be what I heard in my head. I wasn't disappointed.
The animated strip, which is produced by Ringtales, runs between 20 and 50 seconds, and includes a brief caption on what that day's strip is about.
My son is a huge Pearls fan, too, and reads the strip every day. I think we have every Pearls book ever published. It's hard not to love the slow-witted Pig and the arrogant Rat.
So, have you ever been disappointed by how a character was portrayed on TV or on the silver screen? If so, which character/movie?